glodge wrote:The majority of properties owned by the council are in the terrace facing Merrick Square & the fantastic new development . Having said that over the years the terrace has changed , there are now different freeholders of certain properties and some of the council owned properties have been bought off the council. There is still a number of properties rented from Southwark Council and managed by the JMB . In all the years I've lived here I have never seen any photographs of this terrace but there are many of the the squares and the terrace further up the street. The one great thing about the area is that the managing agents maintain the properties fantastically well, in my opinion that is what keeps the area looking so good. "The council terrace" external decorations is not managed that well. Like other streets we do have robberies , muggings & drug raids , yes folks Trinity street is not untouched!
It is a beautiful area and I love living here.
And then there's the restrictions around Tabard St, Pilgrimage St, etc.
Taken together, they benefit everyone who lives around that area, the majority of whom don't live in Trinity Street.
denis loretto wrote:I have recently moved as a private tenant into a flat in Brockham Street (just behind Trinity Church - or Henry Wood Hall as now is). I can only agree with Glodge - I am going to love living here. Surely all local people can see that this area is the jewel of SE1. It is there for all to see and enjoy - and how beautiful it was yesterday for "Open Squares Day" when all and sundry could walk the hallowed turf in both Trinity and Merrick gardens. The area has not been pedestrianised. Only through traffic has been eliminated by the road barriers - not human beings, even those who need to travel in vehicles . And it is also clear - as mentioned previously in this thread - that the congestion charge has made the main thoroughfare,Great Dover Street,quite adequate for passage of traffic whose destination is elsewhere.
Well done TNRA in arguing successfully for the restrictions. Good luck to all other residents' associations who manage to protect their areas.
boroughonian wrote:Let's not worry ourselves about the people that live in great Dover st though eh.
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